My favorite top 20 jazz recording in high resolution - fusion and some bebop
Hi, so I do not have the highest end system - all McIntosh (including tube amp (275) and digital) plus SACD/CD, and non-McIntosh computer-downloaded high resolution. Speakers are Wilson WattPuppy 7's.
Here are my DSD/High resolution files that are spectacular, realizing that I like fusion, as well as earlier chordal jazz. Much better sound than vinyl.
1. Recently released hybrid SACD - Chick Corea, Return to Forever. ECM DSD master from 1972. This is unbelievable sound, compared to my Redbook CD or vinyl pressing of the same music. Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Flora Purim, Airto Moriera and the late Joe Farrell on reeds;
2. Elegant Gypsy, Al Demiola - Incredible, I do not think this is available anymore, at least as an SACD or downloadable high res file;
3. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - only get in high resolution if you can;
4. The Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire, I know lots of people hate this fusion band, but your're wrong if you know anything about improvisation;
5. Belo Horizonte (high res download) - John McLaughlin on amplified acoustic with the twins on piano - from his house in South America - it's like ingesting a much better version of alprozalom without the sedation, just wonderful relaxation;
6. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue - enough said;
7. Weather Report - Heavy Weather, Jaco is wonderful on this one - I love "Teen Town";
8. Time Remembered: John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans - Just lovely in high resolution audio;
9. Friday Night in San Francisco - incredibly virtuosity, but that's what's important here;
10. Secret Story, Imaginary Day and Unity: I love Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group - these are my favorites which were hard to obtain in high resolution;
11. Romantic Warrior and Musicmagic, Return to Forever - The first one is very popular and is from a good master, the 2nd one was not that popular (more "big-bandish"), but the sound is better;
12. Stephene Grappelli - Grapelli - wonderful jazz violin;
13. Explorations - Bill Evans;
15. Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartert - great, but I grew up him and his kids in Wilton, CT, so I like Time In better, but it is not available in high res;
16. Illuminations, McCoy Tyner;
17. Smokin at the Half Note, Wes Montgomery;
18. Monk's Dream - Thelonius Monk;
19. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane;
20. Love, Devotion, Surrender - Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin - you better crank the volume on this one!